A practical guide to the ophthalmic medications you should keep on the shelf
With the plethora of ophthalmic medications on the market, staying on top of what they do, when and how they should be used, and even just which you should keep in stock, can be daunting. This lecture will focus on what general practice vets actually need to know about the medications they prescribe every day. Far from a complicated review of pharmacokinetics or a confusing microbiology session, this lecture will focus on the Which? When (and when NOT)? and How of antibiotics, tear-stimulants, anti-glaucoma medications, and anti-inflammatories.
By the end of the lecture you will:
Know that understanding when NOT to use a medication is as important as knowing when to use it
Know which antibiotics to select for first-line therapy or complicated cases
Know how to select and use tear stimulants
Know how the most important classes of anti-glaucoma medications work and when and how to use them
Know which medications to keep on the shelf in YOUR practice